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Have Free Trade Agreements Been Failures?

Labor has announced that, if it were in government, it would require the Productivity Commission to assess 10 years after a preferential trade agreement (i.e. free trade agreement) was entered into by Australia whether that preferential trade agreement was actually economically beneficial to Australia. After all that is the rational for entering into such...
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Levelling the Playing Field – Reform of Australia’s Anti-Dumping Regime

On its website, the Department of Innovation, Science and Industry has stated that: - “The Government has implemented reforms to Australia’s anti-dumping system aimed at ensuring Australian manufacturers and producers are able to compete on a level playing field with imported goods.” This raises a number of questions. What is a “level playing field” in commerce? Is...
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